The Hennchata is a cocktail consisting of Hennessy cognac and Mexican rice horchata agua fresca. It was invented by a restaurant owner in San Jose, California.
The Hennchata consists of 4 oz horchata plus 1.5 oz (50 ml bottle) of Hennessy V.S. Jorgé Sanchez, the originator, serves it with a straw in a thick-walled, stemmed chavela glass with the bottle of cognac inverted in a plastic holder clipped to the rim; the brandy bottle empties itself as the level of horchata falls, making the drink more alcoholic as it is consumed.
The drink was created by Jorgé Sanchez of Gilroy, after he took over Chaco's Mexican restaurant in downtown San Jose. Since its launch in February 2013, an average of 85 a day have been sold, more than 17,000 in a year, and the restaurant has become the largest seller of Hennessy bottles in Northern California. LVMH executives have visited and invited Sanchez to red-carpet events.